Windows Boot manager loads default OS and wont let me change it.

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Hello all I just recently loaded Windows Vista Ultimate 64x on a separate partition and it will not allow to select windows XP 64x. I have 3 partitions of 198 gig each, XP x64 on c:, and Vista Ultimate on the 2nd D:, and windows 7 is going to be installed on the 3rd E:. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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EVGA 790i system brd, 4gig ddr3 dimms, 2 Western Digital WD3200AAJS Caviar Blue 3.5" Hard Drive - 320GB in raid 0 disved into 3 partions of 198.0 gigs each.

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How are you trying to change it?

I would right click on My Computer, Properties, Advanced tab, Startup and Recovery Settings, Select which OS you want to boot with.

If you cannot populate Windows XP in the drop down box, I would try to modify the boot.ini file which is located by clicking the Edit button below where the drop down is. Be sure to know your OS System description before doing so.

Good luck.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    I had so many weird issues with this type of advanced configuration in Vista that I went back to XP. Now I'm on Windows 7 and it seems they've finally got it right. I'd at least consider a re-install of Vista if not an upgrade to 7.
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  • A51tech
    Thks for the info I did a new install of vista, and was able to access XP once then rebooted went in vista rebooted after Initial update, know it defaults to Vista, I downloaded and Installed BCEDIT but @ the boot manager screen will not let me select XP. XP and Vista are on separate partitions. XP is on C: and Vista is on D:
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